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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #405 on: September 09, 2018, 06:01:14 pm »
Amazing progress Di and with a complete rebuild to boot!

I'm half way through year 3 and still mucking around with electrickery and only 50% ballasted.  :-[

Brilliant job.

Looking forward to the next update.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #406 on: September 13, 2018, 04:06:31 pm »


A little more work done on the East end of the layout.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #407 on: September 14, 2018, 03:03:50 pm »
I thought a change of pace was needed so I thought I would run freight for a change.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #408 on: September 14, 2018, 03:11:13 pm »
Okay Di - innuffs innuff! Stop putting a lot of us to shame! When I am fully retired at Christmas .........................!
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #409 on: September 14, 2018, 04:23:26 pm »
And of course 'that' Warship was in the foreground :stop: ;)

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #410 on: September 15, 2018, 12:20:25 am »
Not meant as a criticism, but the barrier wagons on the oil tanks should be Vacuum fitted, preferably long wheel base.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #411 on: September 17, 2018, 05:27:48 am »
First time I've checked in on Plymbridge for a while. Amazing progress! As Dannyboy says, you're putting a lot of us to shame!  :-[
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #412 on: September 19, 2018, 02:23:22 pm »


A little more work on the East end of Plymbridge, a little more grass, a few trees and a industrial back scene.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #413 on: September 22, 2018, 12:44:42 pm »


I have been busy again adding to the back scene and adding one of Metcalfe's new generation laser cut kits, the station canopy, to Plymbridge Stations up platform. The new Metcalfe's kits are very much improved over the earlier ones and come with some rather useful building aids as part of the kit which in this case consist of a pre cut jig for the assembly of the 3 part leg units and a former to aid in the joining of the 4 sub sections together squarely. These simple aids are very efficient and simplify the construction process reducing the need for 3 hands at times.  :)
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #414 on: September 24, 2018, 04:28:06 pm »


I have now added another canopy this one to the down platform, I have also just about finished adding to the town back scene behind the up platform, The posher Georgian section of town giving way to terraced housing and then industrial as we leave the station area. I now need to start working on the near side part of town and adding the usual bits and pieces to the platforms, (people, baggage, seating and general platform detritus.
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #415 on: September 24, 2018, 05:13:19 pm »
Great progress Di.

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #416 on: September 27, 2018, 02:06:40 pm »
It's not quite in my ideal era but it is WR and it was a ebay bargain  @ 62 DCC fitted so I couldn't resist buying it, a ex-GWR railcar.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #417 on: September 27, 2018, 02:24:19 pm »
Nice.  :)

I've a soft spot for the railcar, too.

Got 3 with the earliest being a Brown and Cream Poole version ( Farish 8174) that's as noisy as the full size thing. The second Maroon and Cream (also Poole 8179) from somewhere and most recent 371-625 are both nice runners.

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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #418 on: September 27, 2018, 03:12:24 pm »
Just repaint the bottom half?
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Re: Plym Bridge (my retirement project)
« Reply #419 on: October 02, 2018, 12:13:11 pm »


Not got a lot done this week, I slipped in the bathroom and pulled a muscle in my back so have not been able to bend or reach much, but I have managed to add a little to the back scene at the West end of the layout.
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